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Table olives harvesting campaign has started

Since the last days of September Montegil is busy with the new campaign, several weeks of work that we face with optimism.

The late rains and the beginning of summer with mild temperatures, has caused that this year, the olive harvesting campaign is delayed some weeks. Officially the campaign began on September 1, but the weather conditions of this spring / summer have caused the maturation of the green olive to be delayed. It has been in these last weeks when the green olive has reached its maximum size and its optimal state for harvesting.

The campaign begins with the harvest of the Queen olive variety, which is the first to be ready for collection and is followed by the Manzanilla variety. The olives destined to produce our extra virgin olive oil will be harvested during the month of November, the perfect moment to have one of the extra virgin oils with more quality and flavor of the market.

Once the olive is harvested, following the traditional method known as "verdeo", we are dedicated to selecting the best fruits, according to their size, color, state of maturation, etc. From this moment, olives are processed in order to be ready to prepare our fillings and seasoning of our olives, taking care of the whole process so that they retain all the flavor and nutritional properties of this nurishing fruit.

Montegil is pioneer in the use of PET heat sealing for the packaging of olives, technology that we also apply to other preserved vegetable foods, such as citrus, for domestic use or food service.

3 Recipes with olive tapenade

Tapenade is a delicious paste of olives, peppers, capers and aromatic herbs. Its texture and versatility make it possible to use it in dishes of all kinds, pasta, tostas, salads ... Montegil tapenade is ready to eat at any time and prepare delicious Mediterranean recipes. We bring you 3 delicious and original dishes with olives tapenade:

Mille-feuille of potato, tapenade and quail egg

This recipe is ideal as an appetizer and skewer. A simple dish to surprise your guests where the tapenade gives juiciness and an authentic flavor. The preparation method is very simple: Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into thin sheets (about 2 or 3 millimeters). Brown them in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. Use that oil to fry quail eggs. Place the layers of potato intercalating the tapenade and finish with the quail egg on top.

Toast of tapenade and white cheese

This recipe is perfect as a quick starter or as a light and nutritious dinner. Spread on a slice of bread or toast our tapenade Montegil, place on top a slice of fresh cheese and finish with a leaf of parsley.

It is a very simple but very healthy dish. Olives are rich in fiber, they contain heart-healthy fats. Additionally, fresh cheese provides calcium, ideal for strengthening bones. A great recipe!

Green leaves, pasta and tapenade salad

This pasta and tapenade salad is perfect to enjoy at any time of the year. A fresh dish, light and ready to eat at any time. Our suggestion is to use different types of green leaves (lamb lettuce, arugula, romanilla ..., add the cooked pasta and give it the perfect touch with our tapenade. A couple of tablespoons throughout the salad, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Mix well and serve!

To make these delicious recipes with tapenade and your best olive dishes, we recommend that you login our online store. In Shop.montegil.es you can buy queen olives, stuffed olives, anchovy flavor olives, tapenade, capers and many more products. To benefit from best prices chose packages.


ANUGA 2017

A new edition of ANUGA will take place in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017. Aceitunas Montegil will once again participate in the largest food fair in Europe and it will present its original olives with novel natural fillings . Visit us at our booth A012b located in Hall 11-1.

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